The plants we use in our products smell wonderful, but that’s not the only reason we use them. We have an unwavering belief in their power, and each one has been chosen for its healing qualities - resulting in products that work just as nature intended.
Here are some of the benefits of the plants we use.
Renowned for burns and skin problems, Aloe Vera contains important substances for the skin, such as steroids, amino acids, enzymes and polysaccharides. The regenerative qualities make it suitable for the treatment of skin and hair, effective against acne and premature ageing of the skin.
A naturally exfoliating powdered granule obtained from the pulp of Ribes Nigrum fruit, which is rich in antioxidants, and the seeds are rich in Omega 6 essential fatty acid. The particle size was specially selected for our Exfoliating Face and Body Polish so that it is gentle but highly effective on both face and body to reveal a softer, smoother and revitalised feeling skin. It is heat treated and not irradiated like many exfoliators.
Extracted from the bright orange flowers of marigolds, Calendula Officinalis is moisturising, anti-inflammatory, soothing and wound healing. It also assists the skin’s immune system and is an ideal ingredient for our skincare and baby products.
Chamomile is soothing, calming and is an anti inflammatory, due to the presence of azulene in the plant. It is is ideal for sensitive skin types.
Extracted from beans of the Theobroma Cacao tree, cocoa is the main constituent of chocolate, and is rich in protective, anti-oxidant flavonoids. Studies have shown that cocoa can induce feelings of happiness and relaxation. Cocoa extract also has skin conditioning properties.
Pressed from Coconut kernels, Coconut oil inhibits the loss of skin moisture, making skin smoother. Organic.
Contains phytosterols and antioxidants and a blend of essential nutrients as it contains Omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids which are crucial to skin health.
Geranium balances sebum in skin and on the scalp, and aids general skincare for both dry and oily skin types.
Ginkgo Biloba (also known as the maidenhair tree) has many skin and hair benefits. It is rich in antioxidant flavenoids which help protect skin and hair integrity and provide anti-ageing benefits. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation activities, plus regenerative properties which can help wound healing. It is recommended for anti- cellulite, as studies have shown it stimulates the breakdown of lipids and protects blood vessels.
Extracted from the peel of Citrus Paradisi, its aroma has an uplifting effect on the mood and can help with stress and depression. Helps to clear congested oily skin and assists with acne, whilst gently toning.
Extracted from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols, which have photo protective and free radical scavenger actions. Studies have shown that it slows down the breakdown of collagen thereby giving it anti-ageing properties. it is ideal for sensitive or irritated skins and it’s said to aid slimming and anti-cellulite treatments, due to its Methylxanthines content.
Hemp contains essential fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, Omega-9, Omega-6, Omega-3, Linoleic Acid and Gamma Linolenic Acid. Essential Fatty Acids have been shown to slow the ageing process by preserving the skin’s natural barrier to damaging environmental conditions.
Jojoba oil is an effective ingredient in shampoo, especially in the treatment of damaged, brittle hair and split ends. Jojoba oil’s wax acts on the skin and hair just as it does on the plant: it forms a fine, protective, nongreasy film and skin and hair becomes soft and shiny.
Lavender is an all purpose oil for skin and hair care. It is, amongst other things, rejuvenating, soothing, antibacterial and has sedative properties. It regularises the sebum (oil) production in skin and scalp, is suggested for hand care, cracked skin and is effective after sunburn. It has a calming and relaxing aroma, making it ideal for our adult and baby ranges.
Lavandin is a hybrid Lavender, created by natural cross pollination by bees that fertilise the flowers. The resulting bushes have large, dark blue flowers and are extremely fragrant and refreshing.
Lemon oil is obtained by cold pressing pure lemon peels. Lemon stimulates skin functions, and has cleansing and rejuvenating qualities for skin and scalp.
This oil is refreshing, stimulating and invigorating and is derived from a grass native to India, China and South America.
Expressed from the rind of Citrus Aurantifolia, lime oil has an uplifting aroma, and gently detoxifies and tones the skin.
Meadowfoam oil comes from the seed of the Limnanthes Alba plant and it has a unique, natural structure resulting in a wonderful light feel when added to skin and haircare products. It imparts a natural shine to hair care products, and it improves skin and scalp moisturisation.
Neem seed oil is derived from cold pressing the seed of the Azadirachta Indica tree. Studies have shown that it has antibacterial and insecticidal properties and is reputed to repel lice.
Obtained by pressing ripe olives, it is a valuable oil for skin care and has been used for centuries as a cosmetic ingredient. It is very beneficial for dry, damaged or split hair.
Extracted from the peel of Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, its aroma provides feelings of happiness and warmth. Revitalising and gently detoxifying, it also helps ease nervous tension and stress.
Grown in Indonesia, China and Madagascar, it is soothing for inflamed and chapped skin. Has a woody and earthy aroma.
Studies suggest that pineapple extract has anti-inflammatory effects and the anti- oxidant constituents have the potential to promote healing.
A potent source of punicic acid, an Omega 5 conjugated fatty acid, beneficial phyoestrogen and a rare plant based source of CLA. It is known to help regenerate the epidermis. Pomegranate is an antioxidant and free radical scavenger, has an effect on skin cells damaged by UVA and UVB radiation, has anti-inflammatory properties, and can inhibit sebum secretion.
Propolis is a waxy substance made by bees to seal their hives. It is created by mixing nectar with pollen and has antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory attributes, and has traditionally been used in curing infections and healing wounds and burns.
Extracted from the seeds of the Cucurbita Pepo, it is a highly nourishing and quickly absorbing oil that is rich in vitamins, minerals, Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids and antioxidants. The reputed benefits include restorative, healing and protective properties, making it ideal for our skincare products.
May provide natural protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays, as Raspberry contains naturally high levels of Vitamin E in the form of gamma-tocopherol, which is the most active form of Vitamin E for protecting skin. It is excellent for sensitive skin, is deeply nourishing, softening and contains essential fatty acids.
Harvested and cured by hand, Rooibos is naturally high in antioxidants.
Rose has long been known as a relaxing and soothing aroma and, as expensive as Rose is, we use the real thing at the heart of our fragrant Rose blend. Rosa Centifolia extract is rich in antioxidants and is ideal for adults or babies.
Rosemary is one of the earliest plants to have been used in medicine, partially due to its antiseptic properties. It has traditionally been used in skin and hair care for hundreds of years and aids poor hair health.
Extracted from wild harvested Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed, it is rich in nutrients, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates and a wide range of amino acid proteins. It is known to have strong anti-oxidant properties, which remove harmful free radicals and help reduce cellular damage. Seaweed is good for the skin and hair as it aids regeneration, promotes good health and is said to lessen the speed of ageing.
Derived from the nut of the Karite tree, its fruit kernels are famed for their ability to nourish, and are high in Vitamins A and E. It has a high lipid profile, also containing beneficial phytochemicals (vitamin A). It also contains oleic acid (omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid). Compounds within Shea butter have been shown to offer some protection from UVB rays. Oleic acid is highly compatible with human skin and with the sebum naturally produce to protect our skin's surface. It absorbs easily and aids the absorption of other active ingredients. Shea butter is moisturising, gentle, an emollient and softens the skin.
This high quality vegetable oil is well absorbed by the skin and can help essential oils penetrate and assist in skincare. Sweet Almond oil, derived from the ripe seeds or sweet almonds of the almond tree, is ideal for skincare.
Distilled from the leaves and young twigs of the tree, Tea Tree contains antibacterial, antifungal and antivirus activities. Has a cleansing, clearing effect.
Derived through the distillation of the blossoms of a tree native to the Comoro Islands and Madagascar. It is renowned for use in skin and hair care, as it has a balancing effect and is suitable for all types of skin and hair.